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at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno called a committee hearing today. they found that in may, gas prices shot up to 4.41 a gallon which is the equivalent of $48 million in profit a day for the gas companies. in october, they were hiked even higher to $4.71 a gallon. but because of supply, the profit slightly lower for companies but still $25 million a day. >> i feel certain if we do nothing, that which we have seen this year will only repeat itself in years to come and the spikes that we saw in october might look to be minor spikes compared to what we could have in the future. >> reporter: so he called on robert mccullough who has three decades of experience in energy markets. he pored over thousands of documents and believes that the refineries
including murder, robbery and carjacking. part of a crime spree that started in southern california with his wife, tania washington, and allegedly included a jail break and wounding a deputy. prosecutors say on october 5th, they killed ko at her home. on the same day, they robbed a k-mart in sunol. they allegedly stole ko's car. ended up in washington state where they led police on a chase. we tried to speak with the public defender this morning who declined. but prosecutors say that the couple had no tie to hercules. if convicted, they could face life in prison or the death penalty. but prosecutors say that they haven't decided whether or not to pursue the death penalty in this case. he is due back in court on november 16th at 1:30. reporting live in richmond, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> the man in jail accused of gunning down a well-known east palo alto community activist could soon be set free. san mateo county judge dismissing a murder charge against gregory elarms. police say he killed david lewis outside the hillside shopping center back in june of 2010. the judge says polic
at the gas pump this year? well, get ready to add insult to injury. at the time, california drivers were told that the price spikes were necessary to make up for refinery outages. but cbs 5 reporter grace lee found out that we may have been fooled. grace. >> reporter: dana, that is a possibility but we're not sure. that's one reason why they had a special senate committee hearing today and invited a research group that specializes in energy pricing and what they found was after months of research, they could not explain why we had those gas price hikes in may and in october. that's the mystery there. they can't explain it. but it did cost californians in october about $1 billion. >> reporter: when prices spiked at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno
at satellite and radar the wet weather approaching the bay area and parts of northern california. we have not seen sprinkles just yet. we have cloud cover associated with the system and the wins will pick up. your temperature is 58 in richmond. 60 in oakland. . we will see a mix of clouds, rain, wins as well. 64 in sunnyvale. fairfield at 65. six and san leandro. a cooler day for downtown san francisco 64 degrees. low 60s cloudy conditions wet weather for petaluma and the bottle. daly city at 62 degrees. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows drier weather as we pushed in closer to thanksgiving. that will be a sunny one. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. it will continue with warmer weather mild weather for this time of year as we transition into the weekend. i will have more on your forecast coming up in a bit. >> as we take it to the traffic center we have a new accident with injuries north bound 880 at marina boulevard. expect delays other than that traffic is quiet. the bay bridge toll plaza nice and easy conditions. the metering lights are not active we are seeing top sp
. >> lisa, thank you. breaking news at this hour. workers at raley's grocery stores throughout california and they have he have are on strike. it's a dispute over wages, healthcare and other benefits. we are joined live from the store in fremont with the details. good morning. what did is mean for shoppers. >> it means the workers don't want customers to to shop here. they don't want money going into these stores until their contract is figured out. this picket line you are seeing at this store in fremont is the meat cutters. the meat cutners this store are members of the united food workers union. they are encouraging customers not to shop here. it is a different scenario at each store across northern california, central california and nevada. some grocery workers are members of unions and are not working. at this particular raley's, grocery workers are not union members. they are being told to cross the picket line and come in or otherwise they are told they will lose their jobs. this camps after intense negotiations with the federal mediators, but contract talks have been in the work f
tomorrow morning. >>> and as we told you before, power ball is expected to come to california. power ball tickets will be available in california starting april 8thover next year. - - april 8th of next year. >>> we'll give you a detailed look at the storm's path and how much rain it will bring. >> the stadium is covered tonight because of the rain. we're going to take you inside and show you some of the latest preparations for tomorrow's game. >> and this woman's crusade. >> the run is in honor of my friend. >>> the rain likely won't keep fans from heading to the pac12 championship game at stanford tomorrow night. maureen naylor is live now at the farm to tell us about the extra precautions being taken tonight to protect the surf, maureen. >> reporter: this is a first for the stanford stadium, behind me they have wrapped the scoreboard in pac12 logos. inside the yard is wrapped as well. >> reporter: it is covered with tarp and weighed down with sandbags. >> it's pretty wet right now already. >> reporter: he has a hard time sleeping when it rains before a big game. he's watching the weath
and brings us the high clouds. and a little rain you can see over the northwest corner over california and it is starting to fizzle out. but that will be about it. for the morning hours, we'll would be the high clouds and 1:00, 2:00, it looks like it clears out good. and the second half of the afternoon, we'll have mostly sunny skies. in a nutshell, we have a mild day in store, warmer than yesterday by several degrees. and temperatures mid-60s at the coast to mid-70s inland. take a look at what you can expect for your neighborhood. mid-70s in nevada and 70 in richmond. 71 in oakland, mid-70s in danville and 74 in livermore. 73 in san jose, a nice day for perhaps getting outdoors and having some fun. 72 in redwood city and 70 san mateo, 67 in half moon bay. and the extended forecast shows you a warmer day for sunday. remember, we fall back into the overnight hours tonight and into tomorrow morning. we gain an hour of sleep as we waking up tomorrow morning mostly sunny skies and the temperatures well above normal at this point. as we get into monday and tuesday, we're looking at low to m
about completing the requirements. >>> time is 7:11. terrorists in california, what four men who are allegedly connected to al qaeda were accused of planning. >>> also, a landmark auction. how things went during california's first sale of pollution permits as part of the fight against greenhouse gases. >>> cloudy skies, rain, wind, light. the front will be here by this evening department will an gray, windy day with rain developing. some of that will be heavy by tonight. >>> four southern california men have been charged with plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. the fbi says the men planned on carrying out their attacks by joining al qaeda and the taliban. one of the men served in the u.s. air force. they were arrested for plotting to bomb u.s. military bases and government facilities. the fbi says the men had planned to depart this month to carry out plots in afghanistan. >>> 7:14. the united states now expanding its involvement in the middle east crisis. as ktvu's alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, secretary of state, hillary clint
on that proposition. now prop 34 would eliminate the death penalty in california and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. supporters of prop 34 says keeping hundreds of inmates on death row costs the state millions of dollars every year. they also point to the cases where people convicted of murder were later found to be innocent. opponents of prop 34 call ate slap in the face to the family of murder victims. >> hey. what are you doing right now? >> i just came from voting. >> coming up at 6:45 how a group of bay area students are trying to encourage young people to take an interest in the upcoming election. >>> time now 6:16. a new lawsuit is claiming a san mateo man is dead because pg&e was too slow to respond to turn off the power. the power lines fell down on to 55-year-old enrique's house back in april. records showing tello walked outside after hearing an explosion then he was electrocuted by the power lines. pg&e is calling his death a tragic accident. >>> memorials are being planned for the two pilots killed in contra costa county in a plane crash last month. se
is asking a federal court for a six month extension on an order to lower california's inmate population by 34,000 over two years. the deadline is next june. the state has been sending low level felons to county jail but says it won't be able to meet that requirement without releasing some prisoners early that could pose a danger to the community. >>> san francisco board of supervisors set to decide long running argument over the issue of free muni fares for low income youth. the commission has awarded more than six million dollars to help implement such a program, some supervisors say the money would be better spent towards maintaining muni's fleet. the others support free muni for youth many transportation chief recommending spending part of that hone for the free program between february and june and again next fall and the rest of the money for muni maintenance and improvement. supervisors are expected to vote on proposed ordinance that would amen building code to allow construction -- to amend building code to allow construction of the tiniest apartments in the country, that vote wa
the longest commute in california? california watch is reporting that designation goes to contra costa county. people who live in contra costa county spend an average of 32.8 minutes in their cars every day. in contra costa county, 17% of the people travel an hour or more to get to work. compared to humboldt, the average commute is about 17 minutes. around the state, fewer than one in 10 california residents commute for more than an hour. >>> speaking of commuting, let's check in with sal. many people have the day off for veterans day so i'm thinking it will be lieser -- lighter than unusual. let's take a look at some of -- at some of these commutes. you will be able to tell immediately at the toll plaza where it is light. you don't have to worry about getting into the city. there's certainly people out there. same thing with san francisco, northbound 101 traffic looks good. no problems on 280. on the nimitz freeway. 7:08. let's go to steve it's cold. yes, yes, yes. but not as cold as sunday morning when we had clear skies. saw a little ice out there. colder start, though, for many. we had a
. >>> federal agents open an investigation at major california prison. what some health workers there are accused of doing. >>> cloudy, sprinkles maybe for the morning commute, looks like a dry pattern at last 24 hours. stray showers north bay the rest of us a lot of rain on the way tuesday and wednesday. i'll give you the details. now more news. >>> 5:15. new this morning, a television crew shooting an episode of a fishing show in the gulf of mexico captured video of friday's offshore oil rig explosion as it happened. in the distance you will see the fireball that occurred 20 miles off grand isle, louisiana killed one worker, dissipated quickly, large plume of smoke, 11 injured, including four who suffered major burns. >>> state and federal authorities conducting separate investigations into possible corruption at a sole dad prison. investigators are looking into allegations of payroll fraud and accusations that some prison nurses diverted drugs that were supposed to be used to treat inmates. last accused of falsifying medical records to cover-up crimes dating back to 2009. the
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no indication yet from the california highway patrol when they will get this crash cleared. >> we have rain on the way of but you would not looking outside. a crystal clear start to the morning the chilly out there and we will see an increasing cloud cover this afternoon and you'll certainly need an umbrella. tomorrow we have the possibility for scattered showers into the morning hours with dryer by the afternoon. overall dry conditions into the weekend the temperatures are still unseasonably cool. satellite and radar we're tracking the rainy can see is pushing his way out of eureka and and the ride in the bay area. how lucky to the tiny with future cast four coming up in just a bit. >> new this morning and hotel in burlingame. everyone is back in this morning by the people that stayed there had to get out early in the morning because of a carbon monoxide leak. the san mateo county fire department showed up to handle this at and so boulevard in burlingame. one person did have to go to hospital with what they believe was the of to poisoning. will tran is live on the scene and he will have mo
shopping at railly's. the stores throughout california and nevada went on strike at 6:00 this morning after talks broke down. abc7 news reporter kyra clapper joins us live from the railly's in fremont with details on the walkout. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. this is the first walkout in the 77-year history of wailly's. it is over wages and retiree and health benefits facing cuts. they say it must reduce costs to become competitive. the union says it is a contract that erases decades of progress for grocery workers. at 6:00 a.m. three union members started their sunday in solidarity. forming a picket line in fremont because of what they say are unfair labor practices. >> we are starting to get a decent contract for the members. >> reporter: the dispute between railly and the workers union involves about 7,000 union members from grocery workers to meat cutters. 15 months of contract negotiations came to a head overnight and a midnight deadline came and went. >> hopefully this will send a message that you can take a little from people, but you can't take a lot. >> reporter: railly's
was able to leave the hospital to attend his victory party. he's -- >> today california state university leaders are considering what to do about undergrads who overstay their welcome they are called super seniors. the board is expected to discuss a proposal to charge hefty fees for students who have completed five years of fulltime graduate work. the board is expected to vote on the proposal tomorrow. >>> san mateo police starting new program to prevent traffic, bike and pedestrian injuries and death. department has received a $60,000 grant from california to fund special activities for one year, cracking down on -- the department plans to identify the worst dui offenders, conduct stakeouts and revoke licenses. >>> another delay in opening of tunnel. 300 million dollar project was supposed to be finished in 2010. caltrans estimated late 2012 opening. now it says the tunnel won't open until the first quarter of next year. the contractor needs more time for inspections and testing. >>> baseball write areas association of america will announce -- the giants' manager bochy took his team to
are charged with her death. the couple is facing charges for a crime spree that they started in california. we will have a crew at the courthouse to give you more. >> an 11 month old girl fell out of a third store window. she fell yesterday afternoon into some bushes and she was airlifted to a hospital. we do i have the details on her injury but she is a critical trauma patient and investigators stated that this fall was an accident. >> it is 6:24 a.m. and we will be right back. >> we will have more on the man that shot the woman in arizona. >> [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever your craving. spend $25, and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or spend $25, and a frozen butterball turkey, just 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. >> the man who shot the representative in the head will
this month by the california nurses association. >> the windchill wipers and a live shot of s.f. 0 foregoing. >> we are picking up some light rain this morning on storm tracker 4. initially it was up north of the golden gate bridge but we are seeing some stray showers in parts of san francisco. parts of the bay bridge and impacting some of the east bay as well. around the bay area you will need windchill wipers the one-on- one approach in san rafael into ocean beach over to you richmond district. we're detecting a dry break for the bay bridge right now. some of the showers and pushed their way east and we're seeing light rain on highway 13 over portions of the caldecott tunnel. satellite and radar shows this cold front pushing its way closer to the bay area. this is a slow-moving system and the bulk of the wet weather will fall into the overnight hours. i will walk to the timing of the storm coming up in my next report. >> we are still monitoring major counter in delays this morning there was a fatality about an hour ago in palo alto. northbound train no. 103 struck and killed a pedestrian.
. california's voter apressured ban on gay marriage. now, if the high court refusing to -- refuses to hear the case, the earlier ruling would make same-sex marriage legal in california. if that happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> andre ward will defend his titles in two months. the super middleweight champ will fight his opponent in los angeles on january 27th. he defeated dawson in the oracle arena in september. he's undefeated since winning gold at the 2004 summer olympics. >>> oakland as players are donating some of their playoff money to charity. they have decided to give away one share worth more than $34,000. their donation will be split between several charities, including big brothers and big sisters and the united way of the bay area. >> how about that? >> 7:18. grab an umbrella, we're getting some wild weather. our storm coverage continues. the first of a series of storms bearing down on the bay area. meteorologist steve paulson, is tracking on the -- is tracking the storm on radar, he will pinpoint where and when it
looks really pretty from sandy. that's from the smokey mountains. then sunset in california. a beautiful one. from carlsbad. >>> the king of beers. budweiser temporarily turning off its brewing. >> that putting something else in the can, abc's john muller is on the story. >> good morning. sandy is a story about people. millions of them. amid those struggles and personal dramas corporations are pitching in. they're not turning water into wine, but it's almost miraculous. they're turning beer into water. 44,000 cases of zero brew h20 instead of brew. heading to the new york/new jersey. >> personally for me, it does mean a little bit more because i do have family that has been affected by it. >> reporter: they have been converting beer lines to water lines for disaster relief dating back to the san francisco earthquake of 1906. >> lot of people don't have opportunities to help. we look at this an opportunity to help. >> reporter: anheuser busch by no means alone. victoria secret generated attention loaning their generators to the national guard during the storm. for all of the corporations
is highlighting the bigger weather story. we have some moisture in northern california right now. clouds north of the golden gate bridge. this system will continue to say its way south into the bay area. 3:00 p.m. on tuesday we could pick up some light rain for palo lama and as far as napa. we will continue to see the system grow in intensity by 9:00 p.m. tuesday night. dll on the screen indicates moderate to heavy rain and it will continue to sag in march its way south in the overnight hours. waking up wednesday morning for those of you do have to have to work light rain through the heart of the bay area. the good news is it will start to clear out as we head into the afternoon. 7 day around the bay forecast shows a 10 percent chance of some light rain thanksgiving morning. sunshine will prevail until the afternoon and will be a dry one into the friday. saturday and sunday into the weekend temperatures will be in the upper 60s for your afternoon high. upper '40's low 50s for your overnight lows. 7:17 a.m. and we are on to traffic. >> we continue to monitor a slower ride on the bay bridge with
. of customers-without water. all global warming could have a peak impact on california water supply. a stanford professor looking at what would happen at the snow pack are run the world if the average temperatures were to increase by two degrees-three degrees in the next century. this new research shows that we will see more years for this snowpack is smaller than normal. >> and not just a decrease in the overall amount of snow accumulation but the change in the timing. of the run off. >> these forecast modelsld be melting of sooner, faster. >> let us get a check of their weather and traffic. george? is it in the east bay. >> is. and also interstate 80 and highway no. 4. earlier occurring accidence impacting drive times. however, out of crocket to hercules and berkeley. taking a lot of pressure off the low bay area. however #4 in the drive times of nearly 50 minutes from antioch towards concord. westbound. and that is because of two different accents. one occurred in antioch and the other was port of chicago highway. there is a normal bridge commute with a 16-18 minutes. the san mateo bridge no
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